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Tim Savy, Real Estate Pro in 98004
Tim Savy answered:
Zillow price vs. selling price vs. price i should offer.
Hi Char,

Thank you for the question.

I dont know if it is too late to give you advice on this sort of thing but this is typically how you decide what price you should be offering ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 21, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Looking for buildable lots where homes are selling for over $450k.
Hazel,
Are you looking in Seattle proper or the greater Seattle area? Almost any area will support that value in the city and most areas within 10 miles or so. Are you working with ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 20, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Dave Skow, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Dave Skow answered:
Can I terminate a purchase and sale agreement after inspection contingency? If I can, what I should do?
to clarify - When you say " after inspection contingency " in your question ......do you mean that you have already removed the inspcetion contingency ?

thanks
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 19, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Debby Buffa, Real Estate Pro in 63005
Debby Buffa answered:
What are the best neighborhoods to buy in assuming 1) we want to buy a house, 2) for $700,000 or less, 3) with a commute to downtown under 30 minutes?
Please contact a local Realtor who will advise you about the areas within your parameters. They are your best resource.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 18, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Andrew OC, Home Buyer in 92704
Andrew OC answered:
Can I puchased a Home that has a Tax Lien as a short Sale, would a bank even lend me money?
If the escrow could clear the title of the home and you agree to buy a good title insurance policy, the lender would have no reason to reject your loan.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 18, 2015 Home Buying in 98136
gartero, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
gartero answered:
My husband wants to buy a condo but he does not have a SSN is there a mortgage company that can help us.
Hello Maria,
Please email me, we have a program available for buyers without a SSN. We are one of the few lenders in the country to feature this amazing program. gartero@govfg.com
T ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 17, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Kate Garboden, Real Estate Pro in Bothell, WA
Kate Garboden answered:
Rental Investment - Cash Positive in the Seattle Area
Burien and the surrounnding areas such as Auburn and Des Moines are becoming more gentrofied. Meaning the prices down south are cheaper (3 bedroom for $175,000-ish) and more people are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 6, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Bill Gassett, Real Estate Pro in Hopkinton, MA
Bill Gassett answered:
Moving to Seattle- need help choosing a neighborhood!
Whether you are moving to across the country or across town understanding how neighborhoods can impact market value is important. Take a look at the comprehensive guide in the link belo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 23, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Jclewis1964, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Jclewis1964 answered:
Are Modular Homes a wise investment for the first time home buyer?
What is the value of a 1988 modular home of 1456 sq. Ft
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 21, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Stephanie St…, Real Estate Pro in Bellevue, WA
Stephanie Stetler answered:
I have been working on my credit score for 10 years, and its is only 700. I just cant not accept a 30yr loan unless I get the best rates, nope!
Who are you working with in regards to your credit? When was the last time you had your credit pulled? I have some great loan officers that can help boost your score. Message me persona ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 2, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
How do I reach your security department?
Hi Kathy,
I'm not sure they have a security department. If you have a scam listing, please flag it on the page. If you have customer service issues, go to the Help Center linked belo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 30, 2014 Home Buying in 98101
builtsturdy, Home Buyer in Seattle, WA
builtsturdy answered:
Does anyone have recommendation on a good home inspector - competent, reasonable service fee in seattle area?
I have used mcknight home inspections, they were professional and seemed to know what to look for. found mold in our attic and couple of other things. The guy Patrick was really nice to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 28, 2014 Home Buying in Seattle
Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
furnace stops working 5 days after closing and buyers take possesion. furnace inspection was completed as an inspection condition. can the seller?
This would be best answered by whomever conducted the closing for you. If it was a pre-known condition as part of the inspection and either was not fixed at your request or failed agai ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 28, 2014 Home Buying in Seattle
Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
What is the best way to present a contingency offer?
Larry & Kary had great answers. Contingencies are always some what frowned upon by sellers and their agents, although here in NC, virtually all sales are now contingent with the Due Di ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 28, 2014 Home Buying in Seattle
Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
Do single level homes appraise for more per square foot than multi-level homes?
I do know that when doing comps, if I have a ranch, I always do my comps against other ranches and visa versa with multi-levels. I have found ranches to garner a higher dollar but have ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 28, 2014 Home Buying in Seattle
Dave Skow, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Dave Skow answered:
I have property in London and would like to buy in seattle remortgaging my property, is it possible to get international real estates?
thanks for the question ....can you clarify ? are you asking is you call obtain a new loan on the London proeprty in order to pull cash out of it to help with the efforts to buy a ne ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 11, 2014 Home Buying in Seattle
Dave Skow, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Dave Skow answered:
I'm an international student in Seattle. I want to own a house for rent. I want to get mortgage for that house, so what should I do?
Become pre approved for a loan ....do you have verifiable income / employment ?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 9, 2014 Home Buying in Seattle
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
furnace stops working 5 days after closing and buyers take possesion. furnace inspection was completed as an inspection condition. can the seller?
Mattmich,
I worked in the HVAC business for 7 years. An inspector can tell you the age of the furnace and sometimes whether it's currently operating generally in a proper way or not. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 1, 2014 Home Buying in Seattle
Eugene Dean, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Eugene Dean answered:
is speed hump a negative thing?
I think that speed humps are a positive feature. A lot of home buyers already have children, and they appreciate the safety measure. I think most residential neighborhoods have them. I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 22, 2014 Home Buying in Seattle
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